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Knesset begins debate on contentious IDF scholarship bill

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and Defense Minister Benny Gantz attend a plenum session in the Knesset on May 23, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and Defense Minister Benny Gantz attend a plenum session in the Knesset on May 23, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The Knesset begins debate on a controversial bill that would provide some IDF veterans with scholarships for their studies.

With hours to go until the vote on the legislation, it is unclear how the vote will fall, as some members of the opposition would like to vote in favor, but others have refused to back anything supported by the government.

The debate over the legislation has raged for several days and the vote is not expected to happen until the early hours of tomorrow morning.

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